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Landowners fight eminent domain in Pa. gas field

January 31, 2012 by


LAPORTE, Pa. (AP) – Federal regulators who approved a 39-mile natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania say they relied on the pipeline company’s assurances that it would minimize the use of eminent domain. Yet a few days after winning approval for its MARC 1 pipeline in the heart of the giant Marcellus Shale gas field, […]

DEC extends public comment period on fracking

November 30, 2011 by


Zack Seward, ROCHESTER Bowing to pressure from environmental groups and the public, the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is extending the public comment period on its draft hyrdofracking regulations. Read more at PHOTO: Zack Seward /

Two sides clashed during Binghamton public hearings

November 18, 2011 by


Matt Richmond, BINGHAMTON The Department of Environmental Conservation held public hearings on hydrofracking in Binghamton on Thursday. And as the Innovation Trail’s Matt Richmond reports, there is no shortage of opinion on the issue in the Southern Tier. The vast majority of those who lined up before the doors of the Forum Theater were opened and […]

DEC natural gas drilling hearings – Dansville, NY

November 16, 2011 by


The Department of Environmental Conservation begins holding hearings on the proposed regulations that would govern natural gas drilling this week. New Yorkers have watched closely as fracking has unfolded in Pennsylvania and some are wary that environmental abuses could happen here–while others are eager for the economic boom drilling could bring. Hearing Completed Starting 11/16 […]

Gas pipeline in northern Pa. OK’d; challenge vowed

November 16, 2011 by


WASHINGTON (AP) – The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a natural gas pipeline in northern Pennsylvania despite concerns expressed by federal environmental regulators. Environmental advocates immediately vowed a court challenge after a mandatory petition for rehearing. The 39-mile MARC 1 pipeline through the commonwealth’s rural Endless Mountain region into New York is proposed by […]

Senate panel approves Scarnati gas-drilling bill in PA

November 15, 2011 by


HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s top Republican senator has won a key committee’s support for his  broad-ranging bill to regulate natural gas drilling in the state, but  without the bipartisan support he hoped for. Only one Democrat on the  Senate Appropriations Committee crossed party lines Monday to join Republicans in endorsing the proposal from Senate […]